avataras (fwd)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Aug 15 09:34:14 CDT 2001

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>From: RAMASWAMY BALU <jsrswamy at hotmail.com>
>To: listmaster at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
>Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 18:25:07 +0530
>Subject: avataras
>   Why all the avataras of Ishwara and Vishnu occurred only in India? why
>the benefit was not given to other countries? If the avataras are
>for people in Bharatavarsha, what was the form of salvation for others?

It is true that Bharatavarsha has a special place.  It is the vedi
(altar) of the world.  It is the punyabhumi.  That's why it is a sin to
cross the "Kala paani" and there is a prayaschitta for it.

But that doesn't necessarily mean Bhagawans presence was exclusively
there.  He says in the Gita, "My avatars are innumerable."  Perhaps there
were avatars elsewhere too.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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